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Monthly Archives: July, 2019

  1. Photo of Monte Roybal

    Monte Roybal Lands Computer Science Position at LANL

    Las Vegas, N.M. – Monte Roybal, a New Mexico Highlands computer science graduate student and U.S. Marine Corps veteran, has landed a coveted permanent software developer position at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), calling it a dream come true. Roybal is among six Highlands University graduates with a Master of Science in computer science whom…

  2. Photo of Ann Gibson placing her late husband Don's ashes.

    Coach Gibson’s Ashes Spread in Quiet Ceremony at Leveo and Patricia Sanchez Family Stadium

    Las Vegas, NM — Don Gibson, physical education teacher, athletic director and legendary Highlands University football and basketball coach from 1953 to 1964, passed away in Lakewood Ranch, Florida, on Jan. 20, 2019, at the age of 94. His ashes were placed at the Leveo and Patricia Sanchez Family Stadium at New Mexico Highlands University….

  3. Photo of Katherine Ottmers

    Graduate Student Gets Scholarship for Drone Wetlands Research

    Las Vegas, N.M. – New Mexico Highlands University environmental science management graduate student Katherine Ottmers will be using drones to conduct innovative New Mexico wetlands research, thanks to a scholarship from the New Mexico Geographic Information Council. This is the first known time that drones, unmanned aerial systems, will be used to monitor wetlands in…

  4. image of Jane Clark

    Jane Clark Wins National Recognition at Conference

    Las Vegas, N.M. – New Mexico Highlands campus visit specialist Jane Clark won national recognition at the 26th Annual National Collegiate Information and Visitors Services Association conference June 4 – 9 in Portland, Oregon. Clark received a Conference Footprint Award for leaving a lasting impact on the professional organization and for being an outstanding participant…

  5. image of “5 a.m.” acrylic by Gary Morton

    Cowboy Art Exhibition in Ray Drew Gallery Through August 30

    Las Vegas, N.M. – New Mexico Highlands University presents a National Day of the Cowboy Art Exhibition at the university’s Ray Drew Gallery in the Donnelly Library, 802 National Ave., through August 30. The artists’ reception is July 19 from 4 to 6 p.m. in the gallery. The exhibit features New Mexico artists who have…

  6. photo of Michael Rivera

    Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Top Priorities for NMHU

    Las Vegas, N.M. – New Mexico Highlands University is strengthening its diversity, equity and inclusion practices to increase student success, thanks to participation in the 2019 Unidos Equity Leadership Institute July 8 – 13 in Alamosa, Colorado. A partnership among Highlands, the University of New Mexico – Taos, and Adams State University, Unidos is a…

  7. Renee Buchanan works with young students in the Foundation drawing class.

    Free Youth Drawing Art Camp at Highlands July 22–25

    Las Vegas, N.M. – Middle and high school students will be taking drawing classes and learning about artistic masters during a free summer art camp at Highlands University, thanks to Willie Ann Lansing, a generous Las Vegas donor. “We are very grateful to Willie Anne Lansing for the donation that is making this local art…

  8. Photo of Wovoka Trudell

    Three Generations of Trudells, All NMHU Alumni, Open onesixsix Art Space

    Las Vegas, N.M. – New Mexico Highlands University alumnus Wovoka Trudell’s art exhibition, “I Am the Lost Highway: A Tribute to Chris Cornell,” is featured at the new onesixsix art space at 166 Bridge St. in Las Vegas, New Mexico July 17 – 27. The artist’s reception for the exhibition is July 20 from 5…

  9. Photo of Patricia Jiménez-Latham

    Highlands to Help Develop Statewide Early Childhood Learning Needs Assessment

    Las Vegas, N.M. – The Center for the Education and Study of Diverse Populations at New Mexico Highlands University will play a lead role in developing a statewide early childhood learning needs assessment. The New Mexico Early Childhood Development Partnership contracted with CESDP to help develop the State of New Mexico’s Early Learning Needs Assessment…

  10. Diana Venegas Solidifies Career Path to Social Work Policy

    Las Vegas, N.M. – Diana Venegas, the new student body president at New Mexico Highlands University, solidified her career path to develop social work policy during a new Legislative Fellowship program the university sponsored. “My professional goal is to attend law school and then work as an attorney on children and family policy issues,” Venegas…